LibriVox recording of Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens.
Oliver Twist is an 1838 novel by Charles Dickens. It was originally published as a serial.
Like most of Dickens' work, the book is used to call the public's attention to various contemporary social evils, including the workhouse, child labour and the recruitment of children as criminals. The novel is full of sarcasm and dark humour, even as it treats its serious subject, revealing the hypocrisies of the time.
It has been the subject of numerous film and television adaptations, and the basis for a highly successful British musical, Oliver! (Summary from wikipedia)
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Reviewer:Stanley B Adams
August 11, 2010 Subject:
Thank you for the excellent reading of this long book. I use it as many other books to go to sleep by and doing it long enough, I learn all of the book. I am a serious reader of books and knock out about two a week and they are all important works. I submit as a suggestion for other readers, Gen George Clusters, autobiographical Life on the Plains. You can learn alot about the plains Indians that our forefathers would follow in settling the farming sections of the west.
February 2, 2010 Subject:
All of the readers who contributed to this Oliver Twist speak clearly, but anyone considering this download should know that the gender and accents of the readers change from chapter to chapter (and the accents are not necessarily English accents but German, American, and so on).